On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1928

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • American Edward Hamm sets then long jump world record at 25' 11" at Cambridge, Massachusetts

InventionHistoric Invention

Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.

  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 2nd of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles beating Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Sadikin, Indonesian politician and governor of Jakarta (1966-77), born in Sumedang, West Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2008)